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Polish ruling party faces internal struggle over LGBT, women's rights

Sep 16 2020

WARSAW Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is resisting efforts by ultra-conservatives in the ruling coalition to step up a government crackdown on LGBT and women's rights, wary of further hurting ties with the European Union, government sources say.

Belarus opposition stands united, key figure says amid strategy rift

Sep 03 2020

WARSAW The Belarusian opposition remain united in wanting to hold new elections and stop human rights abuses, a member of an opposition council said on Thursday, after a rare public disagreement about how to unseat President Alexander Lukashenko.

Belarus opposition stands united, key figure says amid strategy rift

Sep 03 2020

WARSAW The Belarusian opposition remain united in wanting to hold new elections and stop human rights abuses, a member of an opposition council said on Thursday, after a rare public disagreement about how to unseat President Alexander Lukashenko.

Belarusian activist to press fight against Lukashenko with opposition leader

Aug 19 2020

WARSAW Belarusian activist Veronika Tsepkalo plans to meet opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Lithuania to discuss their next steps towards ousting President Alexander Lukashenko, but she indicated she would not return to her country soon. | Video

Belarusian activist to press fight against Lukashenko with opposition leader

Aug 19 2020

WARSAW Belarusian activist Veronika Tsepkalo plans to meet opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Lithuania to discuss their next steps towards ousting President Alexander Lukashenko, but she indicated she would not return to her country soon.

Poland offers new support for Belarus civil society, media

Aug 14 2020

WARSAW Poland will seek to support its neighbour Belarus by opening its borders and labour market while providing financial support to civil society after a violent crackdown on post-election protests, the Polish prime minister said on Friday,

Polish resort offers guests free coronavirus tests as cases spike

Aug 13 2020

WARSAW A Polish holiday resort is offering free coronavirus tests to guests as cases spike nationally.

Poland to push ahead with limits on foreign media ownership, sources say

Aug 07 2020

WARSAW Poland is ready to craft rules to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets such as newspapers and TV channels, while making further changes to the judiciary, Poland's de facto leader has signaled, raising the prospect of fresh battles with the EU.

Poland to push ahead with limits on foreign media ownership, sources say

Aug 07 2020

WARSAW, Aug 7 Poland is ready to craft rules to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets such as newspapers and TV channels, while making further changes to the judiciary, Poland's de facto leader has signaled, raising the prospect of fresh battles with the EU.

Heightening EU frictions, Poland queries pact on violence against women

Jul 30 2020

WARSAW Poland's highest constitutional court is to scrutinize a European pact on violence against women, the prime minister said on Thursday, after a cabinet member said Warsaw should quit the treaty which the nationalist government considers too liberal.

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